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Humility

Simple Truths: We Will Only Win This - and Other Conflicts - with Allies on the Ground

Marjan Ehsassi | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Marjan Ehsassi

President Obama has signaled a "new phase" in the fight against the Islamic State as we send 1,500 additional Americans into Iraq to train and advise the Iraqi army to "start going on some offense." Doing so will be no small task.

Parenting Through Humility

Aaron Greenwood | Posted 11.20.2014 | Parents
Aaron Greenwood

We laugh too loud, hug you in public, forget to sign permission slips, irritate our spouse and children and throw an imperfect birthday party. We lose our patience. We sing off-key, dance with no rhythm and from time to time, we find success in all of life's elaborate obstacles.

Rule # 6

Hans Hickler | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

That boss that just always has to be right, who doesn't listen, who won't accept another point of view. We've all experienced it.

Humility Made Fun

Michael Neill | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

One of my favorite definitions of humility is "being open to the possibility that things are other than the way I think them to be." In this sense, it is one of the absolute keys to change and an essential quality on the path to transformation.

Leadership Matters: The Power of Humility

Stedman Graham | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

I have learned this through decades of research and development on identity and leadership. Leaders with strong identities stay steady while others falter. They can handle the eventual necessary transfer of power, because who they are is not dependent on external factors or outside opinions. They validate themselves.

Humility in Leadership

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Even monks and serious meditators will admit that developing humility is no easy task. However, if we hope to move in that direction, we can all some time reflect on our behavior and interactions and see how we can make some positive changes towards a more humble approach to life.

Facing My Blind Spot: A Story Of Becoming Self-Aware

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Allowing others to shine a light on our blind spots, particularly with respect to our faults, teaches us how to become better conversationalists, better listeners, and ultimately, better people in general. What we learn about our blind spots may not always be pleasant, but it can open up a whole new world we never even knew existed.

Zach Rance: The Reality Star Who Stands Out From the Rest

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 10.23.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Hirschman Weiss

We have reached a pop culture-dominating existential crisis; reality stars are getting too big for their britches or for what any "15 minutes of fame" should entail. I did not feel this way about Zach Rance, a contestant on this past season of Big Brother.

3 Things You Learn When 15 million People Suddenly Know Who You Are

Blessing Offor | Posted 10.20.2014 | Arts
Blessing Offor

It's certainly not every day that you find yourself in front of 15 million new people, performing for the judges on The Voice. That kind of sudden platform will teach you a thing or two about human nature.

Cherokee Wisdom Worth Sharing

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 10.13.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

At times when we feel we have been wronged, rather than remaining in control of our emotions, we spend our energy feeding the negative emotions that lie within us.

Who's the Grownup in Your House?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Since I'd snapped at her, we decided I should get a timeout. I congratulated myself on the creative parenting while she paused at the door. Her eyes were wet. "I won't close it," she said. "I don't want you to be scared."

The Art of Surrender

Mark Matousek | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

No spiritual awakening is possible without surrender; until we get out of the way, we're unable to feel that power that is greater than our will, deeper than our thoughts and wider than our vaunting dreams. Humility is everything, we come to see. Our wagons are hitched to a higher star.

Ice Bucket Challenge Gone Wrong: A New Challenge Proposed

Andrew Cristi | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Andrew Cristi

Something that was created for a good cause took an ugly turn as some of the more foul-intentioned lemmings who participated decided to pull a nasty prank on a teen with Autism from Bay Village, Ohio.

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

Before You Hit 'Send': 5 Tips For Thoughtful Communication

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Too often we write an email or send a text without double-checking the content or being mindful of the tone of the message. We have no idea how that message will get interpreted. Once you hit the "send" button, it's kind of too late.

Wakefulness and Uncertainty Keep Us Humble

Leigh Roche | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Roche

We can't contract and try to hold things in one place, to keep things just as we like. Life moves along whether we like what is happening or not. So in regard to wakefulness, in any given moment, we need to think about what we are feeling, what is happening around us and inside us.

Krishna: The Original Avatar

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 10.15.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Hundreds of millions of adherents of the Hindu faith will gather together, around the world, in temples and homes, to celebrate the advent of God on Earth. This festival of the birth of Krishna is known in Hinduism as Janmastami.

7 Ways To Tell If You're A Truly Humble Person

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living

In a society where fortune favors the strong, modesty is often seen as a weakness. Climbing to the top of a corporate ladder is our modern version of ...

Why We Benefit From Eating Humble Pie

Craig Dowden | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

Although this may seem like a reasonable assumption, both research and case studies highlighting the benefits of humility and vulnerability have emerged in recent years. One of my favorite real-life examples comes from Domino's Pizza.

Iraq: Humility Is the Best Option

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Our war in Iraq was fundamentally a war of choice, and it was the wrong choice -- a war fought on false pretenses and for false purposes. But this "cake-walk" became an occupation, with years of vicious and deadly street warfare, sectarian violence, constant terrorist bombings, and finally no real political solutions to unite the country.

How the Cosmos Teaches Humility to Social Media Show-offs.

Sourav Roy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Media
Sourav Roy

How effortlessly millions of worthless human 'points' have spawned that are nothing more than signboards of hollow egotistic display. So, where is that social element of social media, again? Or did I miss something?

Is #Blessed Over?

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion

When Jesus talked about blessings, he wasn't talking about new jobs and flashy cars. What does it mean, then, when social media users take to Twitt...

Is It Sharing or Bragging? Educators Struggle With the Topic of Humility

Rae Pica | Posted 07.12.2014 | Education
Rae Pica

Why do some people think we want to know about the awards they've received? The successes they've experienced? When they tweet or blog about the great lesson they just taught, or even their opinions -- isn't that just bragging in the guise of helping others?

Trisecting a Molecule of Career Wisdom

Gil Laroya | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

A few companies ago I had the opportunity to work with a very young, very green engineer. As I started moving my out to my next startup, I had the cha...

What's Love Got to Do With It?

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

I was struck by a question from Curtis Ogden of Interaction Institute for Social Change which boiled down to "What's love got to do with it?" As it turns out, when making a connection between values and practices, love can play a central role.